Incidentally Detected Asymptomatic Thrombus in the Inferior Vena Cava Thought to be Caused by Central Venous Catheterization for an Oral Surgical Procedure

Incidentally Detected Asymptomatic Thrombus in the Inferior Vena Cava Thought to be Caused by Central Venous Catheterization for an Oral Surgical Procedure

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The Discussion offers a clear and apt analysis of the present case. The authors suggest that it may be necessary to examine for the presence or absence of thrombus in the inferior vena cava with blood tests or diagnostic imaging before removal of the CV catheter, especially in cases in which the patient has several pathological and surgical factors increasing the likelihood of thrombosis as an asymptomatic inferior vena cava thrombosis coming off from the vascular wall may be fatal for the patient.



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Further comments on the paper

Comments: This is the report of an accidental detection of asymptomatic thrombus in the inferior vena cava possibly caused by central venous catheterization for orofacial surgery. The extent of the relationship between the formation of the thrombus and the insertion of the catheter via the left femoral vein in the present case is unclear. Also, it is difficult to rule out the possibility that thrombosis was present preoperatively because contrast-enhanced CT was not performed before insertion of the CV catheter in this case. However, the effectiveness of anticoagulant therapy for the thrombus suggested that it was not old but fresh thrombosis.


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Author Info

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Shigeru Takuma
Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Graduate School of Dental Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Fri 06, Nov 2020
Accepted: Fri 20, Nov 2020
Published: Thu 17, Dec 2020
© 2023 Shigeru Takuma. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.JCMCR.2020.04.01